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Dec 19, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

North Florida Ospreys vs Portland Pilots Odds


Portland will look to improve on its 5-6 record on Wednesday when they host North Florida in NCAA basketball odds action at Chiles Center.

This season, the Pilots are 5-6 overall and 3-5 ATS ATS, while the Ospreys are 3-7 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Portland boasts a 1-2 on the OU, and North Florida is 0-0.

View North Florida vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots - Ospreys odds would favor the Ospreys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Portland is rated No. 229 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Florida is at No. 166. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-56 win for the Pilots.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 244 nationally ranked offense (64.5 points per game) against a Ospreys defense that sits as the No. 276 at 72 PPG. The Pilots have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Ospreys have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Defensively, North Florida features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Florida was an 83-55 loser on the road against Colorado State. North Florida was run off the court by the Rams on Monday as Colorado State routed them 83-55 at Moby Arena.

Portland was a 69-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Bakersfield. Portland got 21 points from Ryan Nicholas en route to a 69-51 victory over CS Bakersfield on Monday at Chiles Center.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing CS Bakersfield are 1-1
After a win are 2-8

A few Ospreys at Pilots trends to consider:
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Portland is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
North Florida at CS Bakersfield, Saturday, December 22
Portland home to Colorado State, Saturday, December 22